Footfall by Larry NivenFootfall by Larry Niven

Footfall

byLarry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Mass Market Paperback | April 12, 1986

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"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.

I LOVED IT!"
--Tom Clancy

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.

The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender--or death for all humans.

"ROUSING . . . THE BEST OF THE GENRE."
--The New York Times Book Review
Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. During his first year of writing, all he received were rejection slips, but his first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps N...
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Title:FootfallFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.2 inPublished:April 12, 1986Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345323440

ISBN - 13:9780345323446

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good invasion book Good invasion book. Alien names take a bit getting used to, and can drag a bit. Would recommend.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aleins invade earth This is the best invasion of earth book I have ever read. Hard to put down, and one of the few books I reread. Excellent!
Date published: 1999-08-15